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|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)|
Trimester 3: Waterfront (Geelong)
|Unit chair:||D Ollis|
Trimester 2: D Ollis (Burwood (Melbourne))
Trimester 3: D Ollis (Waterfront (Geelong))
Trimester 2 - Students commencing E377 from 2011 require EPP203 and EEH201 as a prerequisite.
Trimester 3 - Students enrolled in courses other than E377 must contact the Student Services office to enrol in this unit.
Trimester 2 - taught intensively for 6 weeks - weeks 1-6 x 6 hours per week for E377 students at Burwood (Melbourne).
Trimester 3 - intensive at Waterfront (Geelong) campus – 12th –19th November
(i) Trimester 2 offering is only available to E377 students as it is a compulsory unit in the E377 program. E377 students may however undertake the trimester 3 offering.
(ii) Trimester 3 offering is available to E359 and E377 students completing their 3rd year of study.
(iii) Although Trimester 3 option of this unit is open to students at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and Warrnambool, quota restrictions apply. This unit is run over a three-week period at the Waterfront (Geelong). It runs over 6 days between middle to late November with an additional day for assessment around middle of December. Students living outside Geelong will need to find accommodation or organise transport.
Sexuality does not suddenly emerge at secondary schools. Primary school age students live in a social context where they are exposed to messages about sexuality on a daily basis in the media through television, music, and advertising and from their peers. Sex is often joked about and discussed in derogatory or stereotypical ways. The correct information about human sexuality, including the positive aspects, is often kept hidden from children.
Generally children who receive a comprehensive sexuality education from an
Sexuality education can be confronting and challenging for teachers and currently there is very little professional development in the area of health and sexuality education, particularly for primary teachers. Current programs in primary schools are often taken by outside agencies in one off blocks. This approach does not provide any continuity in teaching and goes against research that suggests classroom teachers are the best people to teach sexuality education. Research also indicates that secondary school teachers find this a difficult area to teach. Graduating teachers need to be equipped with the knowledge, skills and confidence to integrate sexuality education content, issues and activities in health education programs in line with VELS and student wellbeing policies and practice. Teachers need skills to provide effective teaching and learning activities, assess resources, deal with potentially sensitive issues with students and allay possible parental concerns. This unit is taught in intensive mode and includes the following content:
1. Micro-teaching presentation, 50%, 2000 words equivalent
2. Resource Development, 50%, 2000 words
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